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I had my wedding recp. at the Garden Grill. Very good food!

Originally Posted by kch727 View Post

 

Has anyone decided where to have their private reception?  We have the option of the Garden Grill, Il Capricio or Piscis (which I've heard is quite big so probably too big for the 35 or so guests we will have).  Also, just wondering if anyone has heard about the quality of food from the Garden Grill and the Il Capricio?  The menus from both places look good but you never know!  Has anyone else seen pictures of these venues?  I have some if anyone would like a peek.

 

Il Capricio

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Thanks for the photos

 

 i've never been to the resort and i'm getting married there next May, but from what i have jeard from other brides and people who have been there is that the food is really good so you can't really go wrong it's just a matter of taste. I'm chossing the Garden Grill only because i have some picky eaters and their menu seems like it will please most people

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I had my rehearsal dinner at Garden Grill and it was delicious!  Our wedding reception was at Il Capriccio which was also very good!

Originally Posted by ashley1316 View Post

I had my wedding recp. at the Garden Grill. Very good food!

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Garden Grill is among the "common area" of the resort.  The only a la carte restaurant that is actually on the Esmeralda property is Bella Italia.  With that being said, Garden Grill is not too far away from the Esmeralda side - we just walked there :)

 

 

Originally Posted by Sheryl2013 View Post

Where is this Garden Grill? Is it on the Esmeralda part of the resort?

 

Anyone planning a beach reception? 

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Hello brides :).

I'm getting married on the 5'th of december 2012 and I'm very excited.

We booked for the unforgetable package but we don't know which restaurant to choose. Does anyone knows if the Piscis is is a good choice? Is not full of gawkers since it's very close to the pool and other restaurants? Would you recommend it? And what about the drinks? Is it necesary to take an open bar as an extra?

Second of all, does anyone tried the salon for hair? How is it?

And what about the ceremony? Where is the better place? Beach gazebo (i'm afraid that it's too close to the people laying at the sun) or white gazebo?

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Hello bubulina :)

 

Congrats on your wedding you must be excited!  I just got married at the resort in July of this year so I'm going to try to answer a few of your questions!  Sorry I can't answer regarding Piscis as we did not choose that, but judging from pictures it looks like it would be a beautiful choice!  

 

Open bar - I would say it depends what you were going for with your reception.  We didn't have a "traditional" reception with dancing all night, etc.  We had a less formal one, just dinner and a few traditional elements (speeches, first dance, father daughter dance, etc).  We didn't opt for open bar and I did not regret it!  We got served drinks the entire time we were there.  If you plan to be there longer I might suggest to consider open bar, but for us we didn't feel it was worth it.

 

Salon - I got my hair done at the salon, as well as my 2 bridesmaids.  They did a fantastic job!  Keep in mind, you get a trial hair style the day before included in your package if you choose to go with a bridal hairstyle from the spa.  She will give you a book full of styles - you show her a picture you like and she'll do it.  You could also bring your own pictures if you want to be safe.  I actually ended up with a completely different style than what I originally wanted - she did exactly what I asked for, then called me back to the chair and tried something else.  I ended up falling in love so I went with it!  Great job!  Even one of my bridesmaids who usually doesn't like when other people do her hair loved it!  I recommend :)

 

Ceremony - We did the beach wedding and it was amazing.  If you choose beach wedding you have to be ok with onlookers.  There were a lot of people watching, taking pictures and videos.  I didn't even notice anyone until we were officially married and I looked out after our first kiss and saw everyone.  Up until then I was in a wedding blur :)  For me I wouldn't want to trade the beautiful beach gazebo and beachfront wedding, so it was worth it despite the onlookers.  For me the scenery couldn't be beat!  The garden gazebo is beautiful too!  It is more private so you won't have as many random people watching you, but you still may have some onlookers because it's slightly off one of the walkways.  Comparing the 2 if privacy is the most important I'd go with the garden wedding.  If atmosphere and scenery of the beach is your dream - don't let the onlookers scare you off!  Another thing to note is on the beach you will have much more of a breeze.  So it will be cooler on the beach than in the garden.  Also the breeze on the beach may cause your hair to blow around a little more than you'd like :)

 

Hopefully this helped a bit!  Sorry if it was long & feel free to message me if you have any other questions.  Good luck! :)

 

Originally Posted by bubulina View Post

Hello brides :).

I'm getting married on the 5'th of december 2012 and I'm very excited.

We booked for the unforgetable package but we don't know which restaurant to choose. Does anyone knows if the Piscis is is a good choice? Is not full of gawkers since it's very close to the pool and other restaurants? Would you recommend it? And what about the drinks? Is it necesary to take an open bar as an extra?

Second of all, does anyone tried the salon for hair? How is it?

And what about the ceremony? Where is the better place? Beach gazebo (i'm afraid that it's too close to the people laying at the sun) or white gazebo?

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